Thursby Software Systems
has announced the release of DAVE 4.0. DAVE 4.0 works in Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, and provides file and print sharing capabilities between Macs and PCs.
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With so many Windows networking improvements in Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” there’s still room for DAVE, according to Thursby. In fact the developer said that DAVE 4.0 takes advantage of Jaguar improvements and enhances Jaguar’s own SMB capabilities.
DAVE 4.0 provides NT domain login, for example, and supports Windows standard browsing (including WINS). It also stores files in Microsoft’s traditional NTFS format, something that Jaguar doesn’t do.
“This is an issue of primary concern for customers who have previously used DAVE or Services for Macintosh, since their information may not be compatible with Mac OS X,” explained Thursby president George Colley.
In addition to what’s been mentioned, features in DAVE 4.0 include:
Provides three options for Security
Shares CDs, printers, hard drives, folders, etc.
Supports Windows shortcuts .LNK files
Supports Distributed File Systems
Allows “one click” mounting of multiple shares
Includes fully integrated help
Provides setup assistant for both Mac and PC
Features automatic workgroup detection
Completely supports AppleShare files stored on your PC
Supports Services for Macintosh
Allows for Windows network password changes
Supports Jaguar’s Classic environment
Supports Mac OS 8.6-9.2 and 10.1.5-10.2
DAVE 4.0 is available from the Thursby e-store; the single-user retail price is US$149. Upgrades from previous versions are available.